The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.99% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.71% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +16.66%
SLA
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
14 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.38% 6.67% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate £329 £315 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.52% -7.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £183 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £343 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Chester region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Chester region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

SLA
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Chester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

SLA
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 4 (80.00%) McAfee
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 3 (60.00%) BitLocker
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) AppSense
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) MPLS
1 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) McAfee
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) AppSense
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco